Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Use It Up- Frankenstein Your Make Up

So, awhile ago I watched this tutorial on youtube on how to DIY your own blush color.

And last week my Ipsy* bag contained a blush compact that was completely crumbled to bits.
Ipsy is great about sending replacements for anything damaged so I did contact them for a new
blush.  But, being the cheapo that I am, I did not want to throw out that broken blush.

Today is my first day alone in over a month.  Hubs started his new job today and the kids are away at school.  I hunted down my rubbing alcohol and started digging through my make up stash.
 I combined a mostly used up powder compact, two tiny blush samples that I never use, and that powdery mess of blush.  I ended up with two compacts full of new blush.  It was a bit messy but I got the hang of it.  While I was at it, I whipped up two light purple eye shadows from three mostly used up shades.  I used double-sided tape to put them back into their cases.

I'm already thinking about combining a too dark bronzer with some face powder that I don't use.  And perhaps some lip gloss from a tube of almost gone lipstick and a lip balm.

Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that will send you 5 samples (some full size) every month for $10.  Each package comes in a cute little make up bag and each month has a theme.  I personally find it worth the money because I like trying new things and the quality of what I get is sometimes better than store brand stuff.  I've found some new favorites this way.